A beautifully illustrated, full-colour guide with all of the big questions of the world above our heads explained in half a minute.
Editor Dr. Francois Fressin, of the Harvard- Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is one of a team of astronomers working as part of NASA's Kepler mission. Dr. Fressin discovered the first Earth-sized planets orbiting a star other than the Sun.
If you struggled with Stephen Hawking's book about Big Bang and gave up halfway through Brian Cox's programmes about the solar system, then this book could be for you. It really does deliver elementary particle-sized nuggets designed to be read in 30 seconds on 50 subjects, from The Big Bang to the search for life on another planet. -- Katie Law * Evening Standard *